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Are you using the most hacked password? By BBC | Last Updated: 21st April, 2019, 11:35

Millions of people are using easy-to-guess passwords on sensitive accounts, suggests a study

Millions using 123456 as password, security study finds

Ransomware ‘hero’ pleads guilty to US hacking charges Ransomware ‘hero’ pleads guilty to US hacking charges

 A British computer security researcher once hailed as a “hero” for helping stem a ransomware outbreak and later accused of creating malware


TED 2019: The start-ups launching in space The start-ups launching in space

Peter Beck is a space entrepreneur with a rocket and launch pad in New Zealand that has permission for flights "every 72 hours for the next 30 years"


Hacking 'hero' Marcus Hutchins pleads guilty to US malware charges Hacking 'hero' Marcus Hutchins pleads guilty to US malware charges

A British man hailed as a hero for stopping a global cyber-attack that was threatening the NHS has pleaded guilty to US malware charges


America's 1st female astronaut candidate dies America's 1st female astronaut candidate dies

 pilot Jerrie Cobb, who pushed for equality in space but never reached its heights, has died


Facebook bans UK far right groups and leaders Facebook bans UK far right groups and leaders

Facebook has imposed a ban on a dozen far-right individuals and organisations that it says "spread hate".


WhatsApp’s latest feature blocks users from taking chat screenshots WhatsApp blocks users from taking chat screenshots

The latest WhatsApp beta update on Google Play Store shows a new development for biometric authentication


Facebook scraped email contacts of 1.5 million users Facebook scraped email contacts of 1.5 million users

Facebook "unintentionally" uploaded the email contacts of more than 1.5 million users without asking permission to do so, the social network has admitted


Samsung receives reports of Galaxy Fold screen problems, says to investigate Samsung receives reports of Galaxy Fold screen problems

Earlier this week, Samsung sent out its remarkable new folding smartphone to a number of media outlets


Facebook unintentionally uploaded email contacts of 1.5 million new users Facebook uploads email contacts of 1.5 million new users

The contacts were not shared with anyone and the company is deleting them, Facebook told Reuters in a statement, adding that users whose contacts were imported will be notified


TED 2019: The online campaign that ended a beard ban The online campaign that ended a beard ban

Three years ago workers at US grocery chain Publix began an online campaign to reverse a ban on facial hair


Scientists have detected the earliest Big Bang molecule in space Scientists have detected the earliest Big Bang molecule in space

Scientists are able to demonstrate the molecular ion in a lab in 1925 and study it, which sparked a decades-long search for HeH+ in space


Robotic dogs are now strong enough to haul trucks (Video) Robotic dogs are now strong enough to haul trucks (Video)

From navigating around complex rooms to opening doors, Boston Dynamics’ robotic dog , SpotMini, has a number of skills up its sleeve


India bans video sharing app Tiktok India bans video sharing app Tiktok

The app, which claims to have 500 million users worldwide including more than 120 million in India, has been fighting the effort to shut it down


Microsoft overhauls how it investigates office misbehavior Microsoft overhauls how it investigates office misbehavior

The changes follow a large internal email chain started last month by employees sharing personal stories of experiencing misconduct


How can you stop your kids viewing harmful web content? How can you stop your kids viewing harmful web content?

As concerns grow about the effect of harmful web content on children, we look at what tools are available for parents to regulate what kids see online


Scientists get new molecular insights on bone loss: report Scientists get new molecular insights on bone loss: report

The institute has started screening such small-molecule compounds


The first ever 3D print of heart with tissue, vessels The first ever 3D print of heart

People have managed to 3D-print the structure of a heart in the past, but not with cells or with blood vessels


World's largest airplane flies for first time World's largest airplane flies for first time

Achieving a maximum speed of 189 miles (302.4 km) per hour, the plane flew for 2.5 hours over the Mojave Desert at altitudes up to 17,000 feet


Social media users face difficulty in using Facebook, Instagram and Whatsup across the globe Social media users face difficulty across the globe

Users of Bangladesh also face problem in using social media including Facebook, Instagram and Whatsup


Facebook Spent $23 Million to Keep Mark Zuckerberg Safe Facebook Spent $23 Million to Keep Mark Zuckerberg Safe

Zuckerberg has drawn a base salary of $1 for the past three years, and his "other" compensation was listed at $22.6 million


Picture was clear, but black hole’s name a little fuzzy Picture was clear, but black hole’s name a little fuzzy

The team of astronomers who created the image of the black hole called it M87


Instagram Stories of some users exposed to strangers Instagram Stories of some users exposed to strangers

An Instagram bug showed Stories of accounts users don’t follow on their profile. This bug however did not affect private accounts, Instagram confirmed


Tech Tent: Should we relax about screen time Tech Tent: Should we relax about screen time

Plans for regulation of the internet and social media contained a long list of online harms. Among them was excessive screen use by teenagers


Beresheet spacecraft: 'Technical glitch' led to Moon crash Beresheet spacecraft: 'Technical glitch' led to Moon crash

Preliminary data from the Beresheet spacecraft suggests a technical glitch in one of its components caused the lander to crash on the Moon


SpaceX carries out first commercial launch SpaceX carries out first commercial launch

About 34 minutes after liftoff, the shiny silver satellite was successfully deployed


The woman behind the first black hole image The woman behind the first black hole image

A 29-year-old computer scientist has earned plaudits worldwide for helping develop the algorithm that created the first-ever image of a black hole


Google Wing launches first home delivery drone service Google Wing launches first home delivery drone service

The first home delivery drone service has been launched in Australia, after years of test flights


Facebook makes changes in its ongoing attempt to limit misinformation Facebook makes changes in its ongoing attempt to limit misinformation

Facebook announces more than a dozen updates about how it is addressing misinformation and other problematic content on Facebook, Messenger


Xiaomi's founder got a nearly $1 billion bonus and is donating it all to charity Xiaomi's founder got a nearly $1 billion bonus and is donating it all to charity

Xiaomi said in regulatory filing Wednesday that Lei Jun is receiving more than 636.6 million shares as a bonus for "his contributions to the company"


A mysterious species related to humans has been discovered A mysterious species related to humans has been discovered

There's a new addition to the family tree: an extinct species of human that's been found in the Philippines


First ever image of a black hole captured by astronomers First ever image of a black hole captured by astronomers

Astronomers on Wednesday unveiled the first photo of a black hole, one of the star-devouring monsters scattered throughout the Universe


Facebook tweaks tools for remembering dead friends Facebook tweaks tools for remembering dead friends

Facebook says it will use artificial intelligence to help find profiles of people who have died so their friends and family members won’t get


Google Maps lets users report when traffic slows due to jams Google Maps lets users report when traffic slows due to jams

The feature just began rolling out and is not yet available to all users yet. Google has not confirmed whether it will roll out to iOS users, as well


Flickr adds photo theft detection tools Flickr adds photo theft detection tools

Photo-sharing website Flickr is to offer subscribers copy-protection tools that can detect if their images have been used without permission


Sony creates colossal 16K screen in Japan Sony creates colossal 16K screen in Japan

The biggest 16K screen of its kind will shortly go on show in Japan


Bitcoin mining ban considered by China's economic planner Bitcoin mining ban considered by China's economic planner

Bitcoin creation has joined a list of activities facing a ban in China


Facebook to use AI to respect the dead Facebook to use AI to respect the dead

Facebook has said it is working on using artificial intelligence to prevent a common problem: receiving notifications about deceased friend


Digital multi-level car parking opens at DMP Digital multi-level car parking opens at DMP

Inspector General of Police Mohammad Javed Patwary inaugurated the eight-storey digital car par parking facility at the DMP office building


Sonia Bashir quitting Microsoft
Sonia Bashir quitting Microsoft

The managing director of Microsoft Bangladesh, Myanmar, Nepal, Bhutan and Laos, is going to leave the company after almost five years of service

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